Canada’s Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef is pictured in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Feb. 28, 2018.
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New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.
Rwanda holds the world record in share of female MPs.
Women identify more with their government representatives based on ethnicity rather than gender.
Women in investment management report an “ingrained” culture of sexism. This includes stereotyped views of women being best suited to administrative roles.
Women in investment management face sexist treatment and no accommodation of parenting responsibilities. That's bad news for a sector critical to all Australians’ economic security.
Liberal backbenchers Julia Banks and Julie Bishop during question time in parliament.
New research shows that conservative voters generally fail to see how being female can impede political success, while left-of-centre voters list gender as the main obstacle to success.
Men outnumber women in top-paying academic jobs and university leadership.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.
Selection panels interrupt women more than men and ask them more follow-up questions, subtly questioning their competence.
The vast majority of managers said they wanted "the best person for the job". They had less idea of just who that might be, or how to ensure appointments on merit and equity targets co-exist.
Through the 2018 WNBA All-Star game on July 28, viewership was up 38 percent compared to the same point last year.
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Like the WNBA, the NBA went through fits and starts in its early years. Yet despite drawing similar crowds in the 1960s, NBA players earned far bigger paychecks than today's WNBA stars receive.
Crunching the numbers on the gender gap in STEMM.
While much is being done to increase the number of women working in science, new research shows it could take many, many years to reach parity with men.
Preschool today, success tomorrow.
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Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Transgender U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform.
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Here's the research that explains why President Donald Trump's limits on transgender military service may be struck down in court again.
Computer scientist and Computing Education Specialist Dr Nicky Ringland meets with Burwood Girls students.
An ambassador needs to do more than just encourage young girls to enter STEMM, the role must address structural and cultural issues that push women out of the pipeline mid-career.
Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
The old pathways to home ownership have been displaced by more uncertain routes that waver between owning and renting.
Increasingly insecure pathways to home ownership are not just a problem for property markets. The fallout is likely to hit retirement incomes, the welfare base, gender equity and the broader economy.
Sexual harassment against women is more prevalent in male dominated sectors such as mining and agriculture.
A culture of male dominance in rural Australia is a key explainer for the high rate of sexual harassment in rural workplaces.
At McMaster University, 40 per cent of assistant professors in engineering are now women and the school is working hard to make the profession more equitable for women.
Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession. Now engineering schools globally are making extraordinary efforts to attract the creative female talent they really need.
Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labour market after childbirth.
The problem with the This Girl Can campaign is that the male gaze remains dominant, internalised as self-perception.
This Girl Can/Sport England
While getting more women to take part in sport is a laudable achievement, it would be better if the campaign also helped free them from the objectification of the dominant male gaze.
Efforts praised to get more women in Australian astronomy, but more needs to be done.
Efforts to reduce the gender gap and encourage more women in Australian astronomy have been rewarded this week.
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
The new Superstar in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith at the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s 3.9m Anglo-Australia Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.